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Computer Studies: Web Fundamentals Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 9
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Term Effective: Fall 2018


The Computer Studies: Web Fundamentals Skills Certificate is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in the field of website development. Web content developers may be employed as Website Designers/ Developers, Desktop Publishing Specialists, Desktop Publishers, or Graphic Designers. The training stresses usage of the web as a platform to deliver solutions to business problems. Students will gain an understanding of the relevant web technologies, the most common software and hardware products, the resources necessary to support a site, and the requirements of site maintenance. The curriculum covers HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), CSS (cascading style sheets), & JavaScript, site maintenance, and problem solving skills.

Web Fundamentals certification is based on a thorough knowledge and practical experience working on websites. Web developers are responsible for creating the majority of webpages that make up a website. The Web Developer is responsible for assembling and organizing site content, making the pages, loading them onto the web, and testing them on various browsers and hardware configurations. Depending on the project, a Web Developer may also be asked to edit the written content and make minor modifications to images.

The training provides a thorough understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and the web development cycle. The program stresses the practical application of web development skills in real life projects. Students are expected to work in teams to create websites for non-profit organizations in Sonoma County. The ability to work in a group, communicate with a client, resolve problems, meet deadlines, and understand the web development cycle are just as important as understanding web development tools or creating webpages. This hands-on approach ensures that as students complete the program, they will have practical experience, as well as working websites to feature in an electronic portfolio.

A successful Web Developer exhibits a strong work ethic, perfectionists standards, patience, and strong people skills, and shows an attention to detail.

Job titles include: Web Production Specialist, Web Developer, Internet Developer, JavaScript Coder, HTML Developer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop a competency in specific web development skills in the area of coding, validation and user interface;
  2. apply the skills of effective communication, time management, problem solving, and client management as they plan and produce a web site; and
  3. evaluate the numerous tools available to create a web site and select the appropriate tools for the specific situation.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Computer Studies: Web Fundamentals Certificate program are:

  • Complete 9 units from
    • Web Fundamentals Requirements

Web Fundamentals Requirements - complete 9.00 units
CS 50AWeb Development 13.00
CS 50BWeb Development 23.00
CS 50CWeb Development 3- JavaScript3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2018

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2019

Previous Versions:

Computer Studies: Web Fundamentals - effective Fall 2016
Computer Studies: Web Fundamentals - effective Fall 2014
Computer Studies: HTML Web Content Developer - effective Spring 2012
HTML Web Content Developer - effective Fall 2008
HTML Web Content Developer - effective Fall 1981

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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